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Paul Busse Garden Railway


All aboard! The Paul Busse Garden Railway returns to the Grand Mallway this summer.

Guests can make a return trip to their favorite destinations: Fairytale Land, Wild West Town, European Travels and the animal-themed Who Lives Here. 9 g-scale model trains travel across 1,000 feet of track that runs high and low through the themed destinations.

A miniature world of 51 botanical models made from all-natural plant material opens itself up for exploration as the trains whirl around you. Special elements to find include an enchanted tree hollow, two waterfalls, a bubbling brook, and plantings specific to each theme.

Garden Railway Destinations

European Travels Who Lives Here? Fairytale Land Wild West Town History & Model Trains

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